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We compile information that is unique and valuable in the Port Nolloth district including accommodation, stories, history, unique personalities, issues, current businesses, tourist attractions etc.

This site is written and maintained from Soutpan Safari Camp Port Nolloth , which offers rustic, outdoor orientated, self catering safari style accommodation, and focusses on experiential immersive eco-tourism.

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Tourism is an important source of income for the town, and we would like to offer our visitors the best opportunity not to miss anything due to a lack of information!

Die Ou Ou Skuur Geskenkwinkel Port Nolloth

To spend or NOT to spend!

 Things to do in Port Nolloth and vicinity

Spend time on a solitary beach
Blue bottle and kelp on Port Nolloth Grazia de Beer beachfro
Do some birdwatching
Bird watching Port Nolloth
Enjoy wide open spaces
Salt Pan Port Nolloth
Go for a long beach walk
Flamingos on a Port Nolloth Beach
Have a crayfish braai
Crayfish braai Port Nolloth
Braai by the sea
Braai against the sea in Port Nolloth
Enjoy the Grazia de Beer Beachfront
Grazia de Beer Beachfront Port Nolloth
Snorkel in sheltered water
Snorkelling Port Nolloth
Visit the Willem Koegelenberg Park
Willem Koegelenberg Park Port Nolloth
Take a drive to the historical jetty's

Historical Jetty Port Nolloth
The area between the main harbour and the jetty of the Ovenstone fish factory to the South of it is laden with history
How about some Stargazing?

Stargazing in Port Nolloth
Click here for the real-time night sky
Photograph the diamond diving boats

Diamond Diving Boats

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Port Nolloth - Richtersveld - Namaqualand - Northern Cape - South Africa

The Richtersveld Region of Namaqualand Northern Cape South Africa Namaqualand Northern Cape South Africa

Port Nolloth is part of the Richtersveld Local Municipal area, which is one of the 6 local municipalities into which the Namaqua District Municipality is subdivided. The Namaqua District Municipality in turn is one of the 5 District Municipalities into which the Northern Cape of South Africa is subdivided. The "Local Government" page of this website demonstrates these divisions with maps.

Ever wondered about the borders of Namaqualand? We will soon add an article on the whereabouts of Namaqualand?

 

An arid, semi desert "Sandveld" region extending to a Mountain Desert area

Digital Elevation Model of the Richtersveld Region, Port Nolloth

Port Nolloth lies in a semi desert region with a formal average annual rainfall of 70 mm. To the North across the Orange River it runs into the sandy Namib Desert, and to the North East into the Richtersveld Mountain Desert area, which is comprised of the National Richtersveld Trans-frontier Park and the World Heritage area between Kuboes and Elsteenfontein.

This offers a huge opportunity for those enjoying wide open spaces, and the intriguing fauna an flora of arid areas.

To the East and South, from Springbok down to Hondeklipbaai through the Namaqua National Park, lies the world renowned veldflower area which reaches its peak in springtime.

Click here for more maps on the area surrounding Port Nolloth.

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History 1852 to present centered around Copper, Fishing and Diamonds

The locomotive from the Port Nolloth copper era Benguela Fish Shop Port Nolloth De Beers Diamonds Port Nolloth
Click here for a photo article on diamond mining

The existence of the modern Port Nolloth and harbour facility is a direct result of copper mining that took place further inland at Okiep, Nababeep and Springbok from c 1852 to 1920. In this period Port Nolloth served as an export harbour for copper ore.

Around 1919 / 1920 the export of copper via Port Nolloth came to an end, which temporarily dumped the town into poverty.

In 1926 however, the first alluvial diamonds were discovered on this coast, which introduced a new and economically strong era for the town.

As a thread through the industrial activities, the harvesting of marine resources in the form of crayfish, fish and seals kept a portion of the local industry going with varying levels of success through the decades.

Click on WIKIPEDIA for a short history and additional references.

 

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